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Box Set XVIII Shown Off

If you ever wanted any of these titles to add to your growing MST3K library, then you are in luck. Shout Factory has just released details as to what will be in the MST3K XVIII Box Set. Here are the details.

“Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XVIII.” They are:
• episode 208- LOST CONTINENT (“Rock climbing, Joel.”),
• episode 417- CRASH OF THE MOONS with short, “General Hospital”–Segment 3 (“Boopie!”),
• episode 621- THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS with shorts: “Money Talks!” & “Progress Island, U.S.A.” (“Flag on the moon…”) and
• episode 813- JACK FROST (“I’m dowling!”).

The supposed date for this to be shipped out is July 13. So get watching all your other movies again before then so you can be on top of the new release when it hits the stores.

March 17, 2010 Posted by | MST3K, TV Shows | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Poor Riffing

Though it doesn’t happen all that often, there are moments in MST3K’s long history where the riffing on the film has been less than spectacular. I feel that this can be forgiven though, based on the number of bad films they had to view and the amount of time that they spent trying to figure out what would work and what wouldn’t. If I had to choose a poorly riffed film though, my choice would go to Hamlet. Not only is this a German version of a Shakespeare play, it is also in black and white and utterly boring. I’m not a fan of Shakespeare to begin with, but even MST3K couldn’t spice it up enough for me to keep from falling asleep. If you want to, here is a link to watch.

March 15, 2010 Posted by | MST3K, TV Shows | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Different Voices

Most people know that Tom Servo has had two different people do his voice on the show, with Josh Weinstein as Servo for the KTMA and first season episodes, with Kevin Murphy taking over in season two. But Crow T. Robot also had a voice change. He went from being voiced by Trace Beaulieu from KTMA to season seven, and then was taken over by Bill Corbet to the end of the show’s run. Now, personally, I cannot hear much difference between the Trace Crow and the Bill one, but I had this discussion with my buddy over the weekend and he reckons that Bill’s Crow is better. I think that it comes down more to the movies and riffing being generally better during those last few seasons, but to each his own. What’s your thoughts on this? Can you tell the difference, or do you even care?

March 9, 2010 Posted by | MST3K, TV Shows | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Whoops.

As you may have noticed… or not since no one really reads this 😛 I didn’t adhere to the actual title of this blog and post something yesterday. Oh well, sue me why don’t ya!! Anyway, just take a look at the new box set I’m picking up later this month and be satisfied won’t you? Linky-dinky.

March 3, 2010 Posted by | MST3K, TV Shows | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oh, Mitchell

There are, of course, many gross and icky movies that have been skewered by the boys on the SOL. But for as many gross movies as there are, there are also simply gross actors. One of those actors that MST3K, and Mike especially, loves to pick on is Joe Don Baker. In his movie “Mitchell,” he plays a loner cop who is greasy, fat, drunk, sloppy and generally bad at everything he does. Now you can fully experience some of the best scenes in this epic cop film by simply clicking this little linky.

March 2, 2010 Posted by | MST3K, TV Shows | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment